School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664
This program provides students with the knowledge required for entry into the welding occupations. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certification in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes. In this program, theory and practice are combined. Students will understand the importance of weld quality, welding codes, and welding safety.
NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, see the Transfer of Credit section or speak with an academic adviser.
Students can earn the following certificate related to this degree: